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|Subcategory||:||1:72 Hobby Master|
|Scale||:||1 : 72|
This product was added to our database on Friday 26 May 2017.
Category Aircraft Models, Subcategory 1:72 Hobby Master, Scale 1 : 72, ISBN/Box HA5304, Publisher/Brand Hobbymaster
True 1/72 scale.
Great attention to detail.
All markings are Tampoed (pad applied).
Option to display the model on a stand that is provided.
Model can be shown with the landing gear in the down or up positions.
Optional armament provided.
Canopy can be displayed open or closed.
Pilot figure included.
Extremely heavy metal with a minimum of plastic.
In the 1960s the Soviet military required a replacement for the MiG-21 that could compete with
the USAF F-14 Tomcat. It had to be very fast, rapid acceleration, carry a larger payload, capable
of a high service ceiling, long range and beyond visual range intercept capabilities. The project
was given to the Mikoyan- Gurevich Design Bureau that produced the Model 23-11 that first flew
on June 10, 1967. Production began in 1969 and eventually completed over 5,000 swing-wing
MiG-23s. A ground-attack variant was also produced, the MiG-27.
In October 1973 the first new MiG-23MS arrived in Syria. On April 19, 1974 Captain al-Masry of
the Syrian Air Force was on a weapons test mission and spotted eight Israeli F-4E Phantoms.
Realizing he had to attack first he charged the F-4Es breaking their formation. Making a turn as
hard as the MiG-23MS would allow al-Masry rolled in behind some F-4Es. He fired three missiles
downing two but his MiG-23MS was hit by friendly SAM SA-6s destroying the aircraft but some
how al-Masry managed to escape the wreckage.
General specifications for the MiG-23 (NATO code name FLOGGER)
Country of Origin Soviet Union
Manufacturer Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau
Crew 1 Pilot (2 X for the MiG-23UB and the MiG-23UM
First Flight June 10, 1967
Length 54 ft 8 ins (16.71 m) including nose probe
Height 15 ft 1 in (4.82 m)
Fully Swept 26 ft 7 ins (7.78 m)
Fully Spread 45 ft 8 ins (13.97 m)
Empty 22,440 lbs (10,200 kg)
Maximum Take-Off 39,160 lbs (17,800 kg)
Powerplant 1 X Soyuz/Tumansky R-35-300 Afterburning Turbojet
Thrust 28,600 lbs (13,000 kg)
Maximum Speed 1,553 mph (2,500 kmh)
Service Ceiling 60,680 ft (18,500 m)
Range 1,211 miles (1,950 km)
1 X GSh-23L 23mm Two-Barrel Cannon w/200 Rounds
Maximum External Weapons Load 6,600 lbs (3,000 kg)
AAMs and ASMs
R-3 (AA-2 Atoll)
R-13R (AA-2-2 Atoll-C)
R-13M (AA-2-2 Atoll-D)
R-23R (AA-7 Apex)
R-23T (AA-7 Apex)
R-24R (AA-7 Apex)
R-24T (AA-7 Apex)
R-60 (AA-8 Aphid)
R-60M (AA-8 Aphid)
OFAB-100 Fragmentation Bombs
ZAB-500 Napalm Bombs
UPK-23 250 Pods with a GSh-23L Cannon
MiG-23B, MiG-23BN, MiG-23BK, MiG-23BM, MiG-23BN, MiG-23M, MiG-23MF, MiG-23ML
MiG-23MLA, MiG-23MLD, MiG-23MS, MiG-23P, MiG-23S, MiG-23UB, MiG-23UM,
MiG-24 (export MiG-23)
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